Order of Worship
Sunday, July 19, 2020
 Kindly print and bring to worship to follow along during the service.
In-Person Worship will be held at 9 AM (sign-up needed).
Video will be posted to website following the in-person service on Sunday.

Welcome & Announcements

Hymn of Praise
O Worship the King, #73, v. 1, 2, 5
O worship the King,
 all glorious above,
O gratefully sing God’s power
 and God’s love;
Our Shield and Defender,
 the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendor,
 and girded with praise .

O tell of God’s might,
 O sing of God’s grace,
whose robe is the light,
 whose canopy space,
Whose chariots of wrath
 the deep thunder clouds form,
And dark is God’s path
 on the wings of the storm.

Frail children of dust,
 and feeble as frail,
in thee do we trust,
 nor find thee to fail;
thy mercies how tender,
 how firm to the end,
our Maker, Defender,
 Redeemer, and Friend.
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Call to Worship:
Pastor:  Come, honor and worship God, who loved us before we were born.
People: Praise be to God, who knows us better than we know ourselves.
Pastor: God’s presence never leaves us;
People: God’s mercy never ceases.
Pastor: Search us, O God, and reveal our hearts.
People: Lead us in the way of life everlasting.
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Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed  
Gospel Lesson – John 5:16-21
Special Music
"Who'll be a Witness?"
Valerie Sharper, Soloist
Prayer of Intercession

Prayer of Confession
Eternal God, we are thankful for your abiding presence in our lives. You, who know us and love us unconditionally, will stop at no length to remind us how you’re near. Lord, we confess our plans, agendas and situations often blind us to your presence. Forgive us, Lord. Open our eyes to see both your will and your ways for living out your calling. Open our hearts to be awed by your glory.
Deliver us from fear such that your Spirit guides us in extending Christ’s mercy and grace to our neighbors near and far. Amen.
Experiencing the Peace of Christ
(Note: we will extend the Peace of Christ without physical contact.)
Offering/Prayer of Thanksgiving/The Lord’s Prayer
Thank you for your generosity! Tithes and offerings may be brought to worship,
given through the website 'Give' tab at the top right corner, through text giving (877-960-2396)
or by mail: 820 Almshouse Road, Ivyland, PA 18974
Holy Ground Medley
This is Holy ground
We’re standing on Holy ground
For the Lord is present
And where he is, is Holy

We are standing on Holy ground
And I know that there are angels all around
Let us praise….. Jesus now
We are standing in his presence on
 Holy ground 
CCLI License # 1807172
"God is in This Place" - Pastor Brad
Series: "Experiencing God Anew - Timeless Encounters with the Eternal God"

Give to the Winds Thy Fears #129 v. 1, 2, 3
Give to the winds thy fears,
 hope and be undismayed.
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears,
 God shall lift up thy head.

Through waves and clouds and storms,
 God gently clears thy way;
Wait thou God’s time;
 so shall this night soon end
 in joyous day.

Leave to God’s sovereign sway
 to choose and to command;
so shalt thou, wondering, own that way,
 how wise, how strong this hand.
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Music: Valerie and David Sharper, Mary Anne May, Lynne Tomlinson
Accompanist: Brian Barber
Rev. Brad Leight, Sr. Pastor
St. John's Ivyland
820 Almshouse Road, Ivyland, PA 18974